Re: Europe Loves The Mustang

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On 15 Jun 2005 18:43:44 -0700, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com wrote:


1950's pickup style suspension.

1950's pickup style engine.
Ever wondered why so few American built cars are sold around the world?
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Well, SIZE is one reason. Not offering right hand drive in many models is another. And those awful, bloody, import and engine-size taxes are a killer. Not to mention that the parts pipelines are awfully awfully long. They become the "foreign" car once outside the US - not to mention the computer diagnostics equipment.
I have friends in the UK that put up with the inconvenience and drive Corvettes, Cadillacs, Camaros and Firebirds.
I know one thing for sure: would LOVE to have a new Z06 in Europe and watch that "ancient" push rod technology run alongside the Ferraris, Lamborghinis, etc., at 1/3rd the price. I can also see driving up in a red Z06 at an AGIP in Italy, a TOTAL in France -- take half an hour to pry the people off the car. And park at a decent restaurant along the Amalfitana - wow! Hehehehehee!
Joel Jacobs Commerce, Texas/Naples, Italy
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10% import duty??
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On Thu, 16 Jun 2005 12:40:41 GMT, the guvnor

Those socialist amerikaners have a funny slant on things, don't they.
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On Thu, 16 Jun 2005 22:54:12 +1000, Kenshlock de la Fehrtte

Note how Europeans are free to import any car (not that anyone does) but Americans cannot import any car they choose...
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What are you smoking? Just try it.
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Who the hell in his/her right mind would import most US cars into Europe? I've lived in Europe off an on for the past 25 years, so you "ain't" talking with the "average" Yank.
There are many Euro cars we don't import here into the US. Getting spares for a Renault, TVR, Peugeot, even Fiats do not make it sensible to do so. And then, finding a tech to work on them is another story entirely as well.
In Europe I found ONE guy who could do the diagnostics on a Corvette while living in Southern Italy and he had the equipment to work on them because he owned both a ZR-1, and a convertible.
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It's a choice thing.

Fair enough.

The differance is that you *can't* import them, at least not for road use.

People in Europe have long forggoten how pushrod engines work?
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If this weren't so silly it would be laughable.
Multi-overhead camshaft cars have inherent problems as well, so it's a matter of choice and construction. Each has some inherent problems, each has some distinct advantages. One advantage of a push-rod engine is getting very high performance for a very low cost.
I've owned Jags, MGs, MBs, BMWs, Porsches, Audis, Minis, etc. so I'm familiar with both systems.
My lanky old push-rod-driven C4 Corvette with 124,000 miles on the clock will still nudge the 165 mph mark, cut 0-60 in 5.2 seconds, and gives me better than 25mpg cruising at 75mph with the AC on. And everything on the car works! which is far more than one can say about the normal British cars.
UK build quality has a horrid reputation here in the US, has had for years - and the reputation was/is well deserved. Even those of us who loved your cars grew to detest them because of the faulty carbs, electricals, and poor workmanship. I'm very much a fan of the UK, having spent a great deal of time there for both business and pleasure. And, to be sure you have some cars that I still love. Do us all a favor, don't be an ass and alienate those of us who are fond of both you and your country, as well as your cars - faults and all.
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They must not follow the Lemans series then because Ferrari and the rest in their class must be getting sick of being lapped by the pushrod Corvettes and seeing their tail-lights fade in the distance! ;-)
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And that oil is supposed to stay inside the engine, and electrics are supposed to work for more than a week.
Al
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Perhaps the UK, not so in Italy and other countries on the Continent. The taxes will take your breath - not to mention the tax on the displacement of engine.
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.......will it be Corvettes or Mustangs that become the new must have car for people who live in trailer parks?
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On Sat, 18 Jun 2005 16:11:31 GMT, the guvnor

Finally admitting you long to live in a trailer park rather than on a smelly mattress in your breaker yard? If you weren't a low class loser and an Ecstasy junkie you might be able to afford a Mustang or Corvette one day instead of racking up more negative feedback on ebay for being a deadbeat.
I'm still * ASTOUNDED* our teenager still carry more pocket change than you can collect in two weeks.
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wrote:

You mistake your so called life for mine.

Still obsessing over ebay feedback, Ugly Sarah?

If only that was true, perhaps you would not be quite so filled with envy...
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On Sat, 18 Jun 2005 19:52:48 GMT, the guvnor

Still * ASTOUNDED* you're a low class deadbeat Ecstasy junkie.

Who would envy that you're a low class junk man who can't scrape up the equivalent of pocket change in two weeks?
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wrote:

This from a confused *ugly* old woman who likes to be called "Ken"??

You it would seem...
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welcome to my kill filter, you crossposting troll Greg
On Sat, 18 Jun 2005 16:11:31 GMT, the guvnor

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"An uneven lot can be turned into an asset with only a few cement blocks. Notice the strategic placement of blocks holding up the back end of this fine example of "trailer bending." Placing more blocks in the center of the home would destroy its gentle curve and completely spoil the striking effect. Trailer bending is also practical; spills flow to the lowest point in the trailer. This not only saves clean-up time but also makes it easy to feed the dogs. As a side note, the beer can and cigarette carton yard ornaments add colorful garden whimsy."
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